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Sixty seconds on . . . Xanax

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 12 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k659
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

What’s the story?

The Guardian recently reported that UK customers account for 22% of global online sales of Xanax (alprazolam) from the “dark web.”1 The research, carried out by the Oxford Internet Institute, shows that the US accounts for half of all global sales, with Australia and Canada making up 10% each.

Who’s buying it?

It’s an anti-anxiety drug from the benzodiazepine family, and is being increasingly used by …

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